Dispensation, Privileges, and the Conferment of Graduate Status: With Special Reference to Lambeth Degrees

@article{Cox2002DispensationPA,
  title={Dispensation, Privileges, and the Conferment of Graduate Status: With Special Reference to Lambeth Degrees},
  author={N. Cox},
  journal={The journal of law and religion},
  year={2002},
  volume={18},
  pages={249-274}
}
  • N. Cox
  • Published 2002
  • Sociology
  • The journal of law and religion
Since 1533 archbishops of Canterbury have conferred academic degrees by virtue of the power invested in them by the Ecclesiastical Licences Act 1533-1534, also known as the Peter's Pence Act. Legally these so-called Lambeth degrees, named after the principal residence of the archbishop, survive as an aspect of the medieval papal authority to grant dispensations. This is, in individual cases of hardship, the see of Rome might exercise the jurisdiction vested in him as patriarch of the west… Expand
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